Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Grand Canyon, USA

When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge I immediately thought of my trip to the Grand Canyon. What an awe-inspiring testament to geological history. Some of the layers of sedimentary rock are nearly 2 billion years old!

We had a great day tour by bus from Las Vegas. The journey was long and at times very bumpy, but certainly more than worth it. I wish I’d known at the time that you could go hiking in the canyon, that must be an incredible experience! I’ll have to make sure I get to that next time round. For now I have my photos of the incredible vistas from the western rim.

Have you visited the Grand Canyon? How was your experience? Did you manage to take a hike?!

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

  1. Steve

    The hike is fantastic! You get more bang-for-the-buck taking in the view from the rim, but you’ll never forget the trip down to the canyon floor and back up – it’s fabulous.

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  2. Heyjude

    The Canyon is spectacular, though I’m too old for hiking down to the bottom nowadays! This is a very good shot Ben and definitely meets the Layers brief πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude! I have no idea how tough the hiking is, but I expect it’s probably more difficult than I imagine. I have a tendency to underestimate these things!

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    1. Ben Post author

      What a fantastic trip! I’ll be sure to comment over there. I can feel your enthusiasm for the canyon, it sounds like there are so many activities to get stuck into. I haven’t even touched the surface! I hope you make it back some day to complete your wishlist πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Nancy. I love the light too, it really draws you into the image. That sounds great, I hope you make it there some day! I’m really looking forward to hiking it some time in the future. You just can’t beat that feeling, like you’re part of the landscape.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Paula! You mean the header for my website? It was taken in Monterosso Al Mare which is a small town that is part of the the Cinque Terre region in Italy. One of the most beautiful areas I have visited to date!

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        1. Ben Post author

          I couldn’t agree more! Italy is just such an incredible place, the landscape is just stunning everywhere you go. Then you have the food, the wine, the language… One of my favourite countries for sure.

        2. Paula

          That’s what we have in common πŸ™‚ You would like Amalfi very much too :). I will sort it under Italy too, so you’ll be able to look for links πŸ˜€

    1. Ben Post author

      Haha, of course! I think your photography is great, I’ve left some comments over there. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  5. ivyon

    I think I have nice connection for this week’s theme and then go on your blog and you outshine me big time πŸ˜› Hehe, good thing I posted before I saw yours πŸ˜‰

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  7. neverclipmywings

    Oh wow! I haven’t seen this entry before. This is amazing, Ben! :O The shadows produced by the clouds combined with the layers on the rocks are simply beautiful! Wanna go there!

    PS: By the way, I’m not coming to Switzerland amymore. I’ve changed my plans for Christmas/New Year’s Eve and Switzerland will have to wait a bit more πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Thatiana! I got really lucky with the clouds. It’s an incredible place, I hope you make it there some day!

      What are you up to for New Year instead? I think Switzerland might be a bit cheaper at other times of year, but just as beautiful πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Konsantine, it truly was one of those moments. They don’t come along very often so I’m glad I was there to capture it with my camera.

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